Re: Homophobia-- human universal?

Bryant (
19 Aug 1996 14:03:26 -0600

In article <4va6t2$>, Susan <> wrote:
> (Bryant) wrote:

>>I had assumed that part of the reason I couldn't find much mention of
>>homosexuality in the HRAF microfiche was that ethnographers' informants
>>weren't mentioning it because of negative cultural views. Maybe?
>Probably. I've never worked directly with HRAF, but I do know that those
>who study Native American berdache have difficulty with the historical
>sources because the subject is either not mentioned directly, or is
>couched in terms like "the abominable sin", not particularly useful

Yep, that's a pain.

>Another book you might look at
>is Will Roscoe's Zuni Man-Woman.

Got it. It's third in line in my to-read pile at home. Thanks. :)


Thanks for the clarification and help, Susan. You teach, huh?